Essay On Brave New World And Isis

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The novel, “Brave New World,” depicts a utopian society called the World State. Ironically, one may say, this world is far from the definition of what many may consider perfect. In this fictional society, the traditional values and moral that most in our society are accustomed to, especially during the time period which the book was published, are absent or seen as taboos. However, half a century later, not only is our society not far from the World State and implementing the wrong ideas from the novel, but also many World State ideas are mirrored by the growing terrorist group ISIS. Our society is becoming quite similar to the World State in ways that may not have been imagined back in the 1930’s. Just as in Brave New World, our capitalist …show more content…
The Islamic State has one goal, to create a New World Order, the caliphate. They want a world system which operates through only the Islamic form of norms and ideals. The same idea is evident in the World State; everyone thinks the same and no one questions it. Likewise, both can only separate people into two groups. In ISIS’ case, it is the believers and the non-believers, seeing the believers as superior and the non-believers as their enemy, anyone in between should either be the killed or forced to pick a side. In the novel, the civilized residents of the World State are superior while the savages are inferior, anyone who does not obey the norms of the World State is forced to do so or exiled. Using either religious idioms or hypnopaedic rhymes, these two powerful societies aim to reform people’s morals, values, and overall …show more content…
Now in the twenty-first century, we seem to be closer to a World State-like society than anyone could have imagined. Not only can similar events in the World State be experienced in our society, but ideas from it can be seen repeating themselves in ISIS’ quest for the Caliphate. Although many applications from the World State may completely change society for, possibly, the worse, it may still bring some sort of stability to it if we are to find that “middle ground” without the over-exaggerations of the World

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